Thursday May 16, 2013

KEENE, N.H. -- The Toadstool Bookshop hosts David Blistein on Saturday, May 18, at 2 p.m., where he will be discussing and signing copies of his book "David’s Inferno: My Journey Through the Dark Wood of Depression."

"David’s Inferno" combines intensely personal reminiscences of a two-year nervous breakdown with contemporary insights on how manic-depression manifests and how it is diagnosed and treated. Blistein shares his experiences to shed light on the darkness of depression for fellow travelers as well as those who care about them.

With gentle wry humor and a compassionate tone, "David’s Inferno" offers a tale of realization, acceptance and hope. It is neither prescriptive nor opinionated, seeing all forms of therapy as potentially beneficial in the continuum of care.

"David’s Inferno" is also an ideal book for friends and family of those suffering from depression, helping them to better understand what their loved ones are experiencing.

Blistein is a novelist, essayist and former advertising agency executive whose writing is the culmination of a lifelong pursuit of wisdom, transcendence and humor. After a long career as a copywriter and advertising executive, he left the business world to pursue his own writing. His works-in-progress include books and blogs that present unconventional perspectives on nature, psychology, spirituality and writing. He lives with his wife Wendy O’Connell in Southern Vermont, where he balances his writing with professional consulting, serious road biking, intrepid wood-splitting and working with children in the Vermont court system.

For more information, call The Toadstool Bookshop at 603-352-8815. This event is free.